CCI approves Kubota Corporation’s 9.09% stake acquisition in Escorts

Escorts will acquire 40% shareholding in KAI

Kubota, Escorts, Kubota Agricultural Machinery India, Competition Commission of India, Capital reduction process, Tractors, Combine harvesters, Rice transplanters, Construction equipment, Railway equipment

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved acquisition (i) in Escorts by Kubota Corporation (Kubota) and (ii) in Kubota Agricultural Machinery India (KAI) by Escorts, under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act 2002.

The proposed combination is relating to acquisition of 9.09% of the total issued, subscribed and paid-up share capital of Escorts by Kubota.

Upon completion of capital reduction process by Escorts, this will constitute 10% of its total issued, subscribed and paid-up share capital.

Further, Escorts will acquire 40% shareholding in KAI. Accordingly, Kubota and Escorts will hold 60-40% shareholding respectively in KAI.

Kubota is a company incorporated under the laws of Japan. It is a comprehensive agriculture product manufacturer and offers various machinery such as tractors, combine harvesters and rice transplanters. It also offers engineering, procurement, construction to maintenance, contributing to safety and security of water.

Escorts is engaged in the business of manufacturing and sale of agri-machinery, construction equipment and railway equipment in India.

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